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Czech Republic

Czech Republic
Česká republika  (Czech)
Flag of the Czech Republic
Coat of arms of the Czech Republic
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "Pravda vítězí" (Czech)
"Truth prevails"
Anthem: 
Location of the  Czech Republic  (dark green)– in Europe  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]
Location of the  Czech Republic  (dark green)

– in Europe  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]

Capital
and largest city
Prague
50°05′N 14°28′E / 50.083°N 14.467°E / 50.083; 14.467
Official language Czech
Officially recognised
Ethnic groups (2014)
Religion
Demonym Czech
Government Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
• President
Miloš Zeman
Bohuslav Sobotka
Legislature Parliament
Senate
Chamber of Deputies
Formation
c. 870
1198
28 October 1918
1 January 1969
1 January 1993
1 May 2004
Area
• Total
78,866 km2 (30,450 sq mi) (116th)
• Water (%)
2
Population
• 2015 estimate
10,553,948 (84th)
• 2011 census
10,436,560
• Density
134/km2 (347.1/sq mi) (87th)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$343.931 billion (50th)
• Per capita
$32,622 (39th)
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$189.982 billion (49th)
• Per capita
$18,020 (41st)
Gini (2015)  25.0
low · 5th
HDI (2014) Increase 0.870
very high · 28th
Currency Czech koruna (CZK)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST)
CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on the right
Calling code +420b
Patron saint St. Wenceslaus
ISO 3166 code CZ
Internet TLD .czc
  1. The question is rhetorical, implying "those places where my homeland lies".
  2. Code 42 was shared with Slovakia until 1997.
  3. Also .eu, shared with other European Union member states.

Prague
Prague
Brno
Brno
Ostrava
Ostrava

Rank City Region Population Metropolitan area

Plzeň
Plzeň
Liberec
Liberec
Olomouc
Olomouc

1 Prague Prague, the Capital City 1,259,079 2,300,000
2 Brno South Moravian 377,440 729,510
3 Ostrava Moravian-Silesian 294,200 1,164,328
4 Plzeň Plzeň 169,033 380,000
5 Liberec Liberec 102,562 270,000
6 Olomouc Olomouc 99,806 480,000
7 Ústí nad Labem Ústí nad Labem 93,409 243,878
8 České Budějovice South Bohemian 93,285 190,000
9 Hradec Králové Hradec Králové 92,808 -
10 Pardubice Pardubice 89,693 -
11 Zlín Zlín 75,112 450 000
12 Havířov Moravian-Silesian 75,049 -
13 Kladno Central Bohemian 68,552 -
14 Most Ústí nad Labem 67,089 95,316
15 Opava Moravian-Silesian 57,772 -
16 Frýdek-Místek Moravian-Silesian 56,945 -
17 Karviná Moravian-Silesian 55,985 -
18 Jihlava Vysočina 50,521 -
19 Teplice Ústí nad Labem 50,079 -
20 Děčín Ústí nad Labem 49,833 -

– in Europe  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]

The Czech Republic (Listeni/ˈɛk rˈpʌblɪk/ CHEK-rə-PUB-lik;Czech: Česká republika, Czech pronunciation: [ˈt͡ʃɛskaː ˈrɛpuˌblɪka]), also known by the short name Czechia (Listeni/ˈɛkiə/, CHEK-ee-ə; Czech: Česko, pronounced [ˈt͡ʃɛsko]), is a nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. The Czech Republic covers an area of 78,866 square kilometres (30,450 sq mi) with mostly temperate continental climate and oceanic climate. It is a unitary parliamentary republic, has 10.5 million inhabitants and the capital and largest city is Prague, with over 1.2 million residents. The Czech Republic includes the historical territories of Bohemia,Moravia, and Czech Silesia.


Main office holders
Office Name Party Since
President Miloš Zeman SPO 8 March 2013
Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka ČSSD 17 January 2014
Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies Jan Hamáček ČSSD 27 November 2013
President of the Senate Milan Štěch ČSSD 24 November 2010
Licence
plate letter
Region name
in English
Region name
in Czech
Administrative
seat
Population
(2004 estimate)
Population
(2011 estimate)
A Insigne Pragae.svg Prague a Hlavní město Praha n/a 1,170,571 1,268,796
S Central Bohemian Region CoA CZ.svg Central Bohemian Region Středočeský kraj Pragueb 1,144,071 1,289,211
C South Bohemian Region CoA CZ.svg South Bohemian Region Jihočeský kraj České Budějovice 625,712 628,336
P Plzen Region CoA CZ.svg Plzeň Region Plzeňský kraj Plzeň 549,618 570,401
K Karlovy Vary Region CoA CZ.svg Karlovy Vary Region Karlovarský kraj Karlovy Vary 304,588 295,595
U Usti nad Labem Region CoA CZ.svg Ústí nad Labem Region Ústecký kraj Ústí nad Labem 822,133 835,814
L Liberec Region CoA CZ.svg Liberec Region Liberecký kraj Liberec 427,563 432,439
H Hradec Kralove Region CoA CZ.svg Hradec Králové Region Královéhradecký kraj Hradec Králové 547,296 547,916
E Pardubice Region CoA CZ.svg Pardubice Region Pardubický kraj Pardubice 505,285 511,627
M Olomouc Region CoA CZ.svg Olomouc Region Olomoucký kraj Olomouc 635,126 628,427
T Moravian-Silesian Region CoA CZ.svg Moravian-Silesian Region Moravskoslezský kraj Ostrava 1,257,554 1,205,834
B South Moravian Region CoA CZ.svg South Moravian Region Jihomoravský kraj Brno 1,123,201 1,163,508
Z Zlin Region CoA CZ.svg Zlín Region Zlínský kraj Zlín 590,706 579,944
J Vysocina Region CoA CZ.svg Vysočina Region Kraj Vysočina Jihlava 517,153 505,565

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